NHL, NHLPA join Panthers, Lightning to donate $2.7M for Hurricane Irma relief

The NHL and NHLPA have announced a partnership with the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning to donate $2.7 million in relief to those affected by Hurricane Irma.

The proclamation comes nearly a week after the Panthers chartered some of their own players and staff members -- and even some pets -- to Boston, away from the hurricane.

From NHL.com:

Extensive damage was caused to the entire state of Florida by the Hurricane, which made landfall in the state on Sunday, first hitting the Florida Keys. Negative impacts have been felt by millions of people in many different ways across the state, including Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Naples, Lakeland, Tampa Bay and Jacksonville.

Fans and members of the community who wish to support these efforts can donate through The Lightning Foundation, The Florida Panthers Foundation or by making contributions at the teams' home preseason games, which begin next week. For more information, please visit NHL.comfloridapanthers.com or tampabaylightning.com.

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